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Border Force grants 3,000 exemptions to overseas travel ban

Despite approving 2,937 requests for overseas travel, over 1,000 applications have been denied in the first six weeks of the ban.

Chris Chamberlin |

PM outlines roadmap for return of domestic, overseas travel

Travel within Australia is set to resume in stages, followed by a trans-Tasman 'travel bubble', and Pacific Island flights.

Chris Chamberlin |

Trans-Tasman travel to resume "as soon as it is safe": PMs

The Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand work to establish a ‘safe travel zone’ between the two countries.

Chris Chamberlin |

Expat pays $10,000/month to swim during Singapore's lockdown

At $10,000 per month, that's a lot of backstrokes...

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USA tightens border controls as coronavirus tightens grip

Under a Presidential executive order expected to be signed this week, entry into the USA will be restricted for some travellers.

Chris Chamberlin |

AU Gov't: do not travel overseas, to any destination

For the first time in history, Smartraveller is upgrading its advice for every destination in the world to "do not travel".

Chris Chamberlin |

NZ halts trans-Tasman business trips with new entry rules

“New Zealand will have the widest ranging and toughest border restrictions of any country in the world,” says Kiwi PM.

Chris Chamberlin |

USA closes borders to travellers who've visited Europe, UK

Coronavirus: the United States shuts its borders to travellers who’ve visited the UK, Europe in the 14 days prior to US arrival.

Chris Chamberlin |

Australian Gov't advises against almost all overseas travel

Smartraveller is updating its advice for every country in the world to "reconsider your need to travel", or "do not travel".

Chris Chamberlin |

Eurostar launches direct London-Amsterdam high-speed train

Clearing UK passport control in Amsterdam and no more train changes in Brussels to shave at least 30 minutes off today's journeys.

Chris Chamberlin |

Chile scraps entry fee for Australians, but plans new e-visa

Australian travellers no longer have to pay a US$117 fee at the border to enter Chile, but an e-visa will soon be required.

Chris Chamberlin |

Smartraveller revamps travel advice, adds SMS crisis alerts

Travel advice is getting easier to access in an emergency, but most flyers will lose the ability to pre-register their travels.

Chris Chamberlin |

Eurostar-Thalys merger to create high-speed rail network

The combined network of Eurostar and Thalys would link five countries under the new Green Speed banner.

David Flynn |

NZ's visa-waiver scheme: what you need to know

The electronic NZeTA will be a must-have for most visitors to New Zealand, including travellers in transit.

Chris Chamberlin |

Switzerland is now the best country for expats

Switzerland has knocked Singapore off its perch as the world's top-ranked destination for expatriates. The land-locked nation ...

Bloomberg Pursuits |

Here are the world’s most powerful passports

Singapore continues to share the crown of ‘World’s Most Powerful Passport’ with incumbent nation Japan, accor...

Brandon Loo |

Uber Premium to replace Select, Black, Lux, SUV

Uber is scrapping its Uber Select, Black, Lux and SUV rides in favour of a single top-tier service dubbed Uber Premium. Uber P...

David Flynn |

HK now among most expensive cities for expats

Higher inflation and a strengthening currency have seen Hong Kong rocket into the fourth most expensive location in the world f...

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